Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--DOUGLASS, FREDERICK.) BREWSTER, BENJAMIN H. Autograph Letter Signed to Ulysses S. Grant, congratulating him on the appointment of Frederick Douglass as Assistant Secretary to the Santo Domingo Commission. Single 4to leaf of Brewster's letterhead, folded to form four pages, written on three sides. Philadelphia, 13 December 1871

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An excellent congratulatory letter in which Brewster, the 37th Attorney General of the United States, commends Grant's decision to appoint Frederick Douglass: "Mr. President, Really I cannot refrain from congratulating you on the appointment & confirmation of Mr. Douglass. The selection and appointment of Mr. Rogers will appease a great deal of unpleasant feelings in . . . Pennsylvania. They were both judicious and presidential acts . . . Pennsylvania properly belong to you & these judicious acts will keep it. It might have been lost by errors. A violent effort will be made to divide it . . . You alone can carry the state. The politicians can neither give it to you nor take it away."